Storm Team 4

Milwaukee temperatures make deep polar plunge

CREATED Jan 31, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - A wind chill advisory has been issued for Friday from 12:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

The "Arctic Express," a "Polar Plunge," whatever you call it, the cold has come into Southeast Wisconsin and we'll be dealing with this bitter blast through tomorrow night. 

Temperatures will barely recover into the teens today and won't get out of the single digits tomorrow with below zero lows tonight. 

In addition, continued whipping winds out of the Northwest will send wind chill readings plunging to 15 below zero tonight. 

On the back side of the departing storm system we'll still see some patchy light snow, though no significant additional accumulation is expected.  High pressure building in for Friday should usher in a return to sunshine. 

Look for some moderation in mercury heading into the weekend with readings approaching seasonal averages in the upper 20s by Sunday.

Thursday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

Patchy light snow, mostly cloudy, windy, & bitter cold
High:  Near 14
Wind: NW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Wind Chill to -5

Tonight: Patchy light snow early then decreasing clouds, windy, & frigid
Low:  Near -1
Wind: NW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Wind Chill to -10

Friday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and bitter cold
High:  Near 8
Wind: W 10-15 mph
Wind Chill to -20

Friday night: Increasing clouds and bitter cold with light snow developing late
Low:  Near 2
Wind: SW 5-10 mph

Ptly-mostly cloudy & warmer with patchy flurries & snow showers
High:  Near 20